Comoros national football team

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Comoros
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Coelecantes
Association Fédération Comorienne de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coach Amir Abdou
Captain Ben Nabouhane
Top scorer Ahmed Sief, Youssouf M'Changama (2)
Home stadium Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh
FIFA code COM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 139 Increase 4 (24 November 2016)
Highest 139 (November 2016)
Lowest 207 (December 2006)
Elo ranking
Current 197
Highest 196 (4 August 2011)
Lowest 208 (September 2003)
First international
 Mauritius 3–0 Comoros 
(Réunion; August 26, 1979)
Biggest win
 Comoros 4–2 Djibouti 
(Sana'a, Yemen; December 17, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Mauritius 6–1 Comoros 
(Réunion; August 31, 1979)
 Madagascar 5–0 Comoros 
(Seychelles; August 20, 1993)
 Mauritius 5–0 Comoros 
(Mauritius; September 4, 2003)

The Comoros national football team is the national football team of Comoros, which is controlled by the Fédération Comorienne de Football.[1] It was formed in 1979, joined the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2003, and became a FIFA member in 2005.

History[edit]

Comoros played their first matches in the 1979 Indian Ocean Island Games. Those were the only games they played until qualification for the 2009 Arab Nations Cup in 2006. Those two matches were their first two matches with full FIFA recognition, and included a 4–2 victory over Djibouti, which is considered the largest win in the Comorian team's history. In 2007, Comoros first entered qualification for the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations for the 2010 tournaments, but lost in the preliminary round 2–10 on aggregate to Madagascar.

Comoros only plays in a few tournaments, including the Indian Ocean Island Games since 1979, in all eight times; the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2008 and 2009; and the Arab Nations Cup only in 2009. Unfortunately, there has not been an Arab Nations Cup since.

Competition records[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Recent results[edit]

2011 Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Seychelles 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Mauritius 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Comoros 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 2
 Maldives 3 0 2 1 4 8 −4 2

2012 African Cup of Nations (Qualification)[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 13
 Libya 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12
 Mozambique 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
 Comoros 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1

Head-to-Head Records against other countries[edit]

As of September 4, 2011

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
 Botswana 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Djibouti 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Lesotho 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Libya 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3
 Madagascar 6 0 0 6 2 22 −20
 Malawi 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Maldives 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1
 Mauritius 6 0 0 6 1 20 −19
 Mozambique 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5
 Namibia 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Réunion 6 1 1 4 3 13 −10
 Seychelles 5 1 1 3 3 9 −6
 Swaziland 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Zambia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
14 Countries 40 4 6 30 21 96 −75

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called for two friendly matches against Togo and Gabon on 11 and 15 November 2016.[2]
Caps and goals updated as 15 November 2016 after the match against Gabon.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Salim Ben Boina (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 25) 6 0 France Marseille Consolat
16 1GK Clément Daoudou (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 22) 0 0 France Granville
23 1GK Ali Ahamada (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 25) 6 0 Turkey Kayserispor

2 2DF Abdallah Imamo (1993-04-19) 19 April 1993 (age 23) 1 0 France Selongey
3 2DF Chaker Alhadhur (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 25) 11 0 France Caen
4 2DF Salim Mramboini (1984-08-26) 26 August 1984 (age 32) 7 0 France Marseille Consolat
12 2DF Kassim Ahamada (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 24) 4 0 France Beauvais
15 2DF Benjaloud Youssouf (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 22) 7 0 France Orléans
19 2DF Camal Youssoufa (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 22) 1 0 France Amiens
27 2DF Kassim Abdallah (1987-04-09) 9 April 1987 (age 29) 11 0 France Ajaccio

6 3MF Nadjim Abdou (captain) (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 32) 14 0 England Millwall
8 3MF Fouad Bachirou (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 26) 9 0 Sweden Östersunds
10 3MF Youssouf M'Changama (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 26) 19 2 France Gazélec Ajaccio
13 3MF Rafidine Abdullah (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Spain Cádiz
14 3MF Halifa Soulé (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 26) 9 0 Greece OFI
24 3MF Nakibou Aboubakari (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 23) 4 0 France Saint-Brieuc
29 3MF Ancoub Mze Ali (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 20) 2 0 France Nice (res)
3MF Faouz Faidine (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Comoros Fomboni
3MF Attoumane Alhadhur 1 0 Comoros Volcan Club

7 4FW Ali M'Madi (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 (age 26) 18 0 Morocco Chabab Rif Al Hoceima
9 4FW Ben Nabouhane (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 27) 9 3 Greece Panionios
11 4FW Djamel Bakar (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 27) 6 1 Belgium Sporting Charleroi
20 4FW Youssouf Ahamadi (1982-07-27) 27 July 1982 (age 34) 9 0 France Belfort
22 4FW Abdou Boinaheri (1988-10-12) 12 October 1988 (age 28) 2 0 France Aubagne

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for Comoros within the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mahamoud Mroivili (1986-06-19) 19 June 1986 (age 30) 11 0 Comoros Coin Nord v.  Burkina Faso, 5 June 2016
GK Said Halifa 1 0 Comoros Steal Nouvel v.  Uganda, 5 September 2015

DF Omar Mbapandza (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 19) 1 0 France Ajaccio (res) v.  Burkina Faso, 5 June 2016
DF Ibrahim Rachidi (1980-01-13) 13 January 1980 (age 36) 13 0 Free Agent v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
DF Mouhoussine Ali Ahmed 0 0 Comoros Steal Nouvel v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
DF Ibrahim Mchinda Madîhali (1988-11-16) 16 November 1988 (age 28) 4 0 France ES Pennoise v.  Ghana, 17 November 2015
DF Nakim Youssoufa (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Switzerland Rapperswil-Jona v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2015

MF Arkane Mohamed (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 23) 8 0 France Bergerac v.  Uganda, 4 September 2016
MF Noumadi Cheik (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Unknown v.  Uganda, 4 September 2016
MF Samir Bertin d'Avesnes (1986-04-15) 15 April 1986 (age 30) 1 0 France Roye-Noyon v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2015
MF Aadil Assana (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Free agent v.  Burkina Faso, 13 June 2015

FW Nasser Chamed (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 23) 7 0 France Nîmes v.  Uganda, 4 September 2016
FW Yacine Saandi (1987-04-02) 2 April 1987 (age 29) 7 1 Réunion Saint-Denis v.  Burkina Faso, 5 June 2016
FW Mohamed Youssouf (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 28) 11 1 Free Agent vs.  Burkina Faso on 5 June 2016
FW Ahmed Mogni (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 25) 7 0 France Paris FC v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vickers, Steve (2009-10-24). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Comoros make steps forward". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Comores : les 23 contre le Togo et le Gabon". Afrik Foot. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  3. ^ [1]

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